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Central High School (leave a review)
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+1 (401) 456-9111

70 Fricker Street

Providence, Rhode Island


About Central High School
9th Grade - 12th Grade

Central High School is one of 42 schools found in the Providence district of Rhode Island.

Central High School is a regular school, specialising in 9th Grade to 12th Grade. Compared to other schools in Rhode Island, this is a relatively large school since it has an enrolment of 1,065 students.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Central High School, the average teaching salary of $68,294 is lower than the Rhode Island state average of $73,057.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupil teacher ratioAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Classical High School1143$10018.74$74,9310.69
Carl G. Lauro El. School879$4516.81$68,3600.52
Academy for Career Exploration201$17,78014.15$66,2830.32
Metropolitan Career Tech Ctr810$20,03212.09$55,5230.66
Highlander Charter458$17,68812.38$65,5220.6

Classical High School

Number of pupils1143
Funding per pupil$100
Pupil teacher ratio18.74
Average teacher salary$74,931
Diversity index0.69

Carl G. Lauro El. School

Number of pupils879
Funding per pupil$45
Pupil teacher ratio16.81
Average teacher salary$68,360
Diversity index0.52

Academy for Career Exploration

Number of pupils201
Funding per pupil$17,780
Pupil teacher ratio14.15
Average teacher salary$66,283
Diversity index0.32

Metropolitan Career Tech Ctr

Number of pupils810
Funding per pupil$20,032
Pupil teacher ratio12.09
Average teacher salary$55,523
Diversity index0.66

Highlander Charter

Number of pupils458
Funding per pupil$17,688
Pupil teacher ratio12.38
Average teacher salary$65,522
Diversity index0.6
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Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Classical High School0.07 miles
Carl G. Lauro El. School0.43 miles
Academy for Career Exploration0.49 miles
Metropolitan Career Tech Ctr0.72 miles
Highlander Charter1.2 miles
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Rankings within Rhode Island
There are 316 schools in Rhode Island.
12ndlargest school
11sthighest number of FTE teachers
96thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
212ndhighest average teaching salary
57thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
80thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
122ndhighest diversity index
256thhighest funding per pupil
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Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races13
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander73
American Indian or Aslaskan Native7
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander2

Out of 1065 students, with a diversity index of 0.46

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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

9th Grade - 12th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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*All data shown corresponds to the 2015-16 academic year unless otherwise stated.